Fight antibiotic resistance - it's in your hands to improve antibiotic stewardship


The public health threat emanating from the emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria is well known. Each year the World Health Organization (WHO) SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign promotes a different theme; the call to action in this year’s annual ‘Global Hand Hygiene Day’ on May 7th, 2017, is ‘Fight antibiotic resistance – it’s in your hands’.1 Good hand hygiene is widely acknowledged as the single most important measure to prevent infections in hospital. However, it would be naive to believe that hand hygiene alone will solve the problems posed by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB).

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences > Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research
College of Health & Life Sciences
Additional Information: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microbiology (medical),Infectious Diseases
Publication ISSN: 1532-2939
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 09:07
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 11:45
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PURE Output Type: Letter
Published Date: 2017-04
Published Online Date: 2017-03-09
Accepted Date: 2017-02-19
Submitted Date: 2017-02-18
Authors: Bashir, Amreen (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0428-0922)
Gray, J.

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